The Dodgers were hopeful that the team would be able to turn things around in tonight’s game, but it is not looking great. After tossing 1.1 innings, Hyun-jin Ryu had to leave the game.
Ryu is coming out of the game in the 2nd inning. Walking into clubhouse with Trainer, Nate Lucero. Last thing the #Dodgers need. Baez on in relief.
— AlaNNa Rizzo (@alannarizzo) May 3, 2018
Ryu was in the middle of an at-bat when he came off of the mound sort of awkward. His stride pulled him to the right off of the mound and it showed immediately.
When the trainer came out with Dave Roberts, it initially looked like he could continue. Then he went to throw some warm-ups to prove he was fine and could not muster the strength. He immediately departed the game.
Ryu came off grabbing at his hip, specifically on the left side. That portion of his body is pivotal in allowing a left-handed pitcher to push off and throw.
Pedro Baez came on in relief, in just the second inning of work. Looks like it will be a very long night for the Dodgers shaky bullpen.
Ryu was having somewhat of a revival year, so if he is out for a period of time it will hurt. Luckily, the Dodgers have Walker Buehler waiting in the wings, as he did not leave California for his minor league assignment. He is the most likely candidate to replace Ryu if needed.
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